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Throwback Thursday is a meme where I can share some oldies but goodies…books that are older than a year and have been sitting on my Goodreads TBR for awhile or books that I’ve read and enjoyed, often from my READ AGAIN E-SHELF!
I’ve seen this meme floating around for awhile now so I finally decided to jump on board. Thanks to RENEE @ IT’S BOOK TALK
who started this meme…if you get a chance, go check out her blog!
Published March 27th 2018
It was hate at first sight…
I hated Cable James McCaffrey.
He was entitled, spoiled, a user…and an addict.
He was out of control and didn’t bother trying to hide it.
He had everything anyone could want but still seemed miserable and lost.
Every move he made, every mistake he stumbled his way through, rubbed me the wrong way. However, I couldn’t stop myself from trying to save him from himself when no one else would. In the sweltering heat of the summer, Cable taught me that having it all means nothing if you can’t have the one thing you want more than anything else.
I was obsessed with Affton Reed.
She was rigid, uptight, and no fun. There was something about her innate goodness that called to me.
She acted like she was above all the normal faults and failures that clung to the rest of us like the scent of smoke after a fire.
I was infatuated with her, but that didn’t stop me from acting like she didn’t exist.
In the scorching heat of summer, Affton taught me that there is always a way back from the brink of despair. She showed me that the trick to having it all was realizing that it was already there, in my hands. All I had to do was hold onto it.
The road to recovery is full of twists and turns no matter who is in the driver’s seat.
Recovered by Jay Crownover
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
RECOVERED is a new adult standalone that deals with some tough issues that may be a trigger for some. That being said, this story is SO beautiful even in the ugliness it sprouts from!
Cable and Affton had been classmates since middle school but never really liked each other. In fact, Affton firmly hated Cable and Cable usually just ignored Affton. They’ll find that they’re actually pretty good for each other when they’re forced to spend the summer together.
Affton and Cable are about as opposite as you could get! Affton is driven, serious, ernest and determined to get out of the small town of Loveless. I loved how strong and independent she was despite the horror of losing her mother to addiction. Cable is spoiled, entitled, frivolous, rich and addicted to drugs just like Affton’s mom was. He takes his status for granted without apology. But of course, there’s more than meets the eye. I won’t give away any spoilers but I will say that Cable’s story is just so sad! My heart broke for him as weird as that sounds considering how big of a jerk he could be. Yeah, I may have even shed a few tears! I absolutely ADORED watching Cable’s raw and emotional journey to sobriety.
This story is about forgiveness, redemption, CONNECTION. It’s about finding the strength and courage to move on from the past and the willingness to love yourself. It’s sexy and sweet, brutal and honest. Definitely my favorite from Jay Crownover so far and an addition to my READ AGAIN E-SHELF! Told from dual POVs with a happy ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book (and then I bought it!)
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Loved this one! Have a fantastic day y’all!💜